Spencer Baim

Chief Strategic Officer


Spencer Baim is the Chief Strategic Officer of VICE MEDIA and the founder of VIRTUE, VICE’S in-house creative agency. As CSO, Spencer oversees the strategic direction of all VICE properties including VICE, NOISEY, MOTHERBOARD, THUMP, FIGHTLAND and THE CREATORS PROJECT.  

As founder of VIRTUE, Spencer oversees all major brand projects, examples...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables; Closing Keynote: The Vice Guide To Partnership

Kai Black

Executive Producer CBC Music

CBC Music & Radio

Speaking at: CBC: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Julie Bristow


Bristow Global Media

Julie Bristow has been influencing how Canadians watch television for the past 20 years. She has created over 1500 hours of original content, built entire entertainment divisions from scratch, innovated new and exciting ways to reach new audiences, and garnered multiple industry and business awards for her contributions and leadership. 

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Mark Campbell


VMG Cinematic

Mark Campbell is the founding partner and CEO of VMG Cinematic – a Toronto based digital agency specializing in online video production and social media marketing. Working in collaboration with brands such as FedEx, RIM, Harley Davidson, HP, and Warner Brothers, Mark has managed more than three hundred projects ranging...more

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Laura Caraccioli

President, Content Marketing


Laura Caraccioli is the President of Content Marketing for Electus where she is responsible for changing the way content creators and advertisers interact, bringing top-quality programming to consumers via the web, TV and film.

Laura has spearheaded major deals with top brands such as Proctor & Gamble, Walmart,...more

Speaking at: Opening Keynote: Branded Content is King—The Future of Entertainment

Bertrand Cesvet


Sid Lee

Bertrand Cesvet is chairman and senior partner at commercial creativity firm Sid Lee. A trained economist, Bertrand earned a MBA from McGill University in 1990. Shortly after, he joined Mercer Management Consulting as a strategic consultant where he worked on introducing relationship-marketing strategies to Canada, the U.S. and Europe. With...more

Speaking at: The Brand as the Main Event: How to Compete on the Global Content Stage

Terry Chang


StarVest Media Group

Chang's current role on LiquidThread, the content division of SMG is to create dynamic opportunities for clients across the SMG brand harnessing the media smarts of teams across the agency. This emcompasses not just content creation & value creation, but...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables; & the Short of it

Duncan Clark

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Postmedia Network

Duncan Clark is Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Postmedia Network Inc. His career in media has included stops at six different newspapers across three provinces, the relaunches of nationalpost.com in 2007 and 2010, the founding of two magazines, and two seasons...more

Speaking at: Postmedia: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Corrie Coe

Senior Vice President, Original Programming


Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production for Bell Media, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, where she oversees the company’s development and independent production team. With a cross-channel and company-wide focus, she is responsible for the overall development and execution of creative content for all genres from independent producers for Bell...more

Speaking at: Bell Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Connie Corner

Group Client Director

The Globe and Mail

Connie Corner, Manager of the Globe and Mail's Brand Partnership Group, is a 30-year veteran of sales and marketing and a passionate believer in strategies that support all of a client’s needs (paid, earned and owned media, including branded content), across all platforms. She has spearheaded innovative...more

Speaking at: The Globe and Mail: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Mike Cosentino

President Content and Programming

CTV Networks

A 16-year broadcast veteran, Mike Cosentino was appointed Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks, Bell Media in Fall 2010. In this position, he is responsible for the acquisition and scheduling strategy across Bell Media’s conventional television networks, CTV and CTV Two, home of Canada’s most-watched programs. He is also Chair, Bell...more

Speaking at: Bell Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Judy Davey

VP of Media Policy & Marketing Capabilities


Judy Davey joined ZenithOptimedia in December 2012 as EVP Activation where she oversees a diverse and talented group of people. Davey and her team are responsible for broadcast and digital activation, as well as content development and sponsorship and event negotiation and activation through ZO’s Newcast and Sponsorship Intelligence divisions.


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Jennifer Dettman

Executive Director Unscripted Content

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Jennifer Dettman is a senior CBC executive whose leadership and bold vision have shaped what it
means to be a relevant modern broadcaster in today’s media landscape. In her new role as Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Content, Jennifer oversees all factual entertainment, unscripted comedy, live event specials and arts...more

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Rae Ann Fera

Journalist and Creative Curator


Rae Ann Fera is an experienced journalist and creative curator. She is currently a writer for Fast Company’s Co.Create, covering the convergence of media, marketing, entertainment and technology.

Prior, Rae Ann was the editor of Boards magazine, the premier...more

Speaking at: The Artist and the Brand: How Creator-Powered Content is Shaping Brand Evolution

Sean Fernie

Director of Online Product and Content

Shaw Media and Communications

Sean is a senior level digital product and business development professional who leads the complete portfolio of Digital Properties at Shaw Media and Communications. Sean's experience in the Canadian media industry has played a key role in growing online audiences by 500% (2M to 10M) in just three years at...more

Speaking at: Shaw Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Jason Ford

Supervising Producer, Moving Images

Red Bull Media House

Jason Ford heads up Moving Images for Red Bull Media House in Canada. Launched in 2007 in Salzburg, Austria, Red Bull Media House has become one of the world’s leading media companies for creating premium content with a focus on sports, culture, and lifestyle. The company operates a wide portfolio...more

Speaking at: The Brand, the Broadcaster and the Snowboarders: The Making of McMorris & McMorris

Cheryl Hickey

Host of ET Canada

As host of television’s pre-eminent entertainment news program, Entertainment Tonight Canada, Cheryl Hickey greets over half a million loyal viewers each night as she relays in-depth profiles, breaking news coverage, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. A nominee for a prestigious Canadian Screen Award, Cheryl brings her...more

Speaking at: Shaw Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Christine Jakovcic

VP, Marketing

Molson Coors Canada

As Vice President Marketing, David oversees the Molson and Coors brands in Canada as well as the Media, Social, Digital & Loyalty Marketing teams for Molson Coors Canada. David is a senior business leader with over 18 years...more

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Jim Kiriakakis

Head of Development, Unscripted

Buck Productions Inc

Jim Kiriakakis is an award-winning Producer and Gemini-nominated Director whose talents have taken him to Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Saskatchewan, and Guatemala producing television series, branded content projects, documentaries, commercials, and music videos.

In 2013, Kiriakakis simultaneously produced three television series. The action-packed McMorris...more

Speaking at: The Brand, the Broadcaster and the Snowboarders: The Making of McMorris & McMorris

Barry Krause

Founder, CEO

Suite, The LiveLab Company

Barry Krause is Founder & CEO of Suite, originators of LiveLab social media factories. Suite recently swept the Interactive Category for the 2013 Emmy Awards. They previously earned the 2012 SXSW Digital Innovation Award and the CES Experiential Innovation Award. These were the result of work developed with clients Kenmore,...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables; Opening Keynote: Branded Content is King—The Future of Entertainment

Carmen Lago

Senior Manager

BCT INC. || Branded Content Media

Conceptualizing and executing groundbreaking 4-screen multi-station campaigns that connect brands to content in an authentic and engaging manner has been Carmen Lago's passion for the past 16 years. Lago has broken new ground within the realm of branded content. She created and executed TD's "Making of a Star" with the...more

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Perry MacDonald

VP Advertising Sales and Partnerships

Bell Media

As Vice-President, Conventional Sales, Perry MacDonald is responsible for all national conventional sales, with teams based in Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver. He is also responsible for the Toronto Retail Sales team. Under MacDonald’s direction, these teams consistently deliver a share of revenue that outperforms the market. 

MacDonald has more than 20...more

Speaking at: Bell Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Yuri Machado

Senior Vice President, Integrated Advertising Sales & Strategy

Postmedia Network

Yuri currently holds the position of SVP Strategy and 3i with Integrated Advertising for Postmedia. His 15+ year career in the advertising industry started in media planning. He worked at Genesis Media, MBS and DDB Needham. In the mid 90’s, Yuri wanted to learn the ‘other side of the business’...more

Speaking at: Postmedia: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Nanci Maclean

Vice-President, Head Bell Media Studios & President Pinewood Studios

Bell Media

As Vice-President of Bell Media Productions, Nanci MacLean is responsible for all phases of in-house production at Bell Media’s roster of conventional and specialty channels. In this role since 2011 before becoming Vice-President in 2013, MacLean oversees day-to-day operations with more than 300 employees.

Spearheading an internal development portfolio, MacLean is...more

Speaking at: Bell Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Lisa Mazurkewich

Director Marketing and Digital

Bacardi Canada

Speaking at: The Globe and Mail: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Gaye McDonald

Director of Content Marketing

CBC Revenue Group

As Director of Client Marketing for CBC’s Revenue Group for the past three years, Gaye McDonald leads the creative business team responsible for creating opportunities to link advertiser brands with CBC’s programming brands – from Entertainment to Sports to News.   The award winning team acts as...more

Speaking at: CBC: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Craig McMorris



To have one world-class snowboarder from Saskatchewan is pretty rare. But two? As the elder statesman of the McMorris brothers, Craig McMorris is a veteran of the Canadian snowboard scene after first stepping on a board at the young age of 11. Growing up in the prairies, Craig cut his...more

Speaking at: The Brand, the Broadcaster and the Snowboarders: The Making of McMorris & McMorris

Peter McNeill

Director of Marketing

KPMG Enterprise

Speaking at: The Globe and Mail: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Mark Milliere

Senior Vice President and General Manager


As Senior Vice-President of Production, Mark Milliere is second-in-command at TSN. He is responsible for all aspects of TSN’s live productions and in-house shows, as well as hiring production staff and talent.

In addition to his duties at TSN, Milliere was recently appointed to oversee all special productions at Bell Media,...more

Speaking at: Bell Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Emily Morgan

Executive Producer National Productions

Shaw Media

Emily Morgan heads up commissioning for the Shaw Media Lifestyle channels. In the role she is responsible for development and production of all Canadian Original programs including successful franchises such as Top Chef Canada, Chopped Canada and last year's top reality show...more

Speaking at: Shaw Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Susan O'Brien

Chief Brand and Customer Officer

Canadian Tire

Susan O’Brien is the Vice-President of Marketing and Private Label for Canadian Tire.  She is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of the company’s marketing activities to drive consistent, integrated messaging and to deepen and expand key customer segment relationships. Canadian Tire was recently awarded 2013 Marketer of the Year...more

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Alan Palmer

Executive Producer

Free Agency

Alan Palmer leads brand partnerships at Free Agency, a social content studio powered by a network of cultural influence. The studio collaborates with creators and opinion leaders in music, fashion & culture to push the boundaries of digital...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Brook Peters

Director of Programming, Acquisitions and Sales

Bell Media Entertainment Specialty Television

As Director of Programming, Acquisition and Sales Brook Peters is responsible for negotiating the acquisition of all programming for the slate of Bell Media Entertainment Specialty Channels including MTV, Much, M3, The Comedy Network, Space, Bravo, and E! In this capacity, Peters maximizes acquisition opportunities, secures strategic deals with content...more

Speaking at: The Brand, the Broadcaster and the Snowboarders: The Making of McMorris & McMorris

Trevor Pilling

Head of Programming CBC Sports & Asst Gmolympics

CBC Sports

Speaking at: CBC: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Robert Rose

Founder and CSO

Content Marketing Institute

Robert is in the business of helping marketers become stellar storytellers.

As the Chief Strategist for the Content Marketing Institute, and Senior Contributing Analyst for Digital Clarity Group, Robert innovates creative and technology strategies for large companies such as 3M, Abbot Laboratories, AT&T, Allstate Insurance, Staples and Petco – helping them...more

Speaking at: New Metrics for New Brand Content

Ann-Marie Spurr

Director, Media Strategy & Content Works

Shaw Media

Ann-Marie Spurr has been collaborating with marketers and agencies in Content Marketing for 15 years at Shaw Media.  However her passion for connecting brands with great content reaches back to her time at media agencies where she created a half hour KFC special with a national leading entertainment show.   As...more

Speaking at: Shaw Media: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Randy Stein

Partner, Creative Director

Grip Limited


At the age of 29, Randy was named Creative Director of the country’s top creative department at Palmer Jarvis DDB, Vancouver.  There he led the agency to a then unprecedented three-peat as Strategy Magazine's “Agency of the Year”.  In 2002, Randy joined...more

Speaking at: The Brand, the Broadcaster and the Snowboarders: The Making of McMorris & McMorris

Maureen Sullivan


AOL.com and Lifestyle Brands


As President of AOL.com and Lifestyle Brands, Maureen Sullivan is one of the key leaders at AOL, overseeing the AOL.com experience, as well as a collection of differentiated brands in the lifestyle space. AOL.com is one of the most trafficked sites...more

Speaking at: AOL: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Alastair Taylor


MEC Canada

Alastair Taylor is a convergent thinker with diverse category experience across the UK and North America, specializing in helping brands understand how technology and media is changing the point of purchase with their consumers. 

Currently, the SVP, Managing Partner at MEC in Toronto, Alastair has the responsibility...more

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Susan Taylor

Executive in Charge of Production and Development, Unscripted


Speaking at: CBC: The New Brand Content Upfronts

Mark Tomblin



During a varied career, Mark has worked widely in and around the communications industry in many different environments, from small start-ups to large network shops, from a boutique research consultancy to a digital advertising agency. On the way, he has garnered extensive experience...more

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Chris Unwin

Executive Director

Free Agency

Chris Unwin is the founder of Free Agency, a social content studio that produces digital entertainment designed for our social feed-powered culture. The studio's progressive approach to content co-creation helps premium brands evolve into publishers, in collaboration with a network of opinion leaders in music, fashion, and culture.

Free Agency has...more

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